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I have added my service base business to google my business and added photos. For some reason it is asking for food & drinks photos, exterior and interior photos.  I am a service landscaping business and do not operate from a business premises.  Can I change this and why is it asking for these photos.

 

Oasis Irrigation & Landscaping NQ
47 Merryl Street
Townsville QLD 4810, Australia
Phone: 0439 385 581

 

https://plus.google.com/u/1/b/108374999683070332273/108374999683070332273/about?gmbpt=true&hl=en

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@Kellie C

I read first time GoogleMyBusiness is asking for special typs of photos for a business.

 

Can you please provide any message or screenshot  requesting food photos to upload on oyur buiness.

This should happen.

 

Note about "How to add screen captures or similar"  to posts: https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Basics-for-Business-Owners/How-to-add-screen-captures-or-s...
(or upload them to a public picture site - linking them to here)

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@Kellie C

 

Thanks for providing this interesting screen grabs.


Honestly: I never have seen this. Will ask my fellow TC @PriyaC  from Australia: have you ever seen such request for food and drink photos for a landscaper business?

 

Think I have to escalate this to our communication manager to investigate and to file a bug if applicable. 

 

for my own reference only: GMB is requesting to add food and drink photos

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Hi @Helmut Geissler and @Kellie C - although I know that Google does suggest different types of photos for different business types, these seems a bit weird!

 

Definitely seems like a bug to me!


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Thanks @PriyaC

 

escalated it last night

 

 

for my own reference only: GMB is requesting to add food and drink photos

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Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile

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@Kellie C & @PriyaC

 

I got a word back from Google.

It seems they show you this options according their standard-procedure  across all accounts. Check out this article for more information: https://support.google.com/business/answer/6123536

 

 

They also told me you are not requested to provide such photos.

Please check this too as correct or not.

 

Hope this information helps you

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Thank you, what about interior and exterior photos, is thst the same thing.
Will google penalise me for not adding photos in all 3 areas.

Regards kellie

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I don't think you get penalized at all by Google.
But not using the option could decrease your chances for more user access
to oyur listings
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Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile